Engine hoists/cranes are an absolutely essential part of any car project requiring the removal and/or installation of the prime mover. After all, even the lightest automotive engine is more than any of us can lift safely (or at all!) without mechanical assistance. Being able to effortlessly lift and accurately position a block weighing hundreds of pounds is a fantastic convenience. If you have a need for one of these puppies coming up, you're sure to find some good ideas in these videos.
Home made hoist to Git R Done! by MarkALingle
How to build an engine hoist by ScottysDetailing
327 CHEVY ENGINE HOIST HOMEMADE by bigpaw64
Homemade engine hoist by Nick Warren